Premier League champions Liverpool are genuine contenders to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain, with Jurgen Klopp ‘pressing’ for a deal.
The 22-year-old is arguably the most coveted young footballer in the world, having already scored 137 senior club goals in 219 appearances. Named as the second best striker in the world in 90min’s Welcome to World Class series, he has won four Ligue 1 titles to date and is only the second teenager ever to score in a World Cup final.
Adding to Mbappe’s allure is the fact that his contract is set to expire in the summer of 2021.
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Real Madrid have long been tipped to move for the striker if/when he decides to move on from PSG, while Liverpool – now backed by Mbappe’s sponsor Nike – have been touted as another possible destination.
According to CANAL+ journalist Geoffroy Garetier, Liverpool are a serious option for Mbappe.
He claims that Reds boss Klopp has been ‘pressing’ Mbappe’s close circle to convince him of a move to the 2019 Champions League winners.
Liverpool’s secret weapon
Garetier adds that Fabinho could be the ‘secret weapon’ in convincing Mbappe to trade Paris for Merseyside, owing to the pair’s relationship from their Monaco days together.
Fabinho has apparently talked up Anfield and the impact of Klopp on his game to his former teammate.
Garetier also suggested Liverpool’s appeal as a project for Mbappe, where he would be both the superstar on the team and a place where he could develop his game.
The French superstar famously fired up the rumour mill back in 2020 when he heaped praise on the Reds in interviews with the British press. Continue reading